NYA Research Hub Launched – Bringing Practice and Research Together

Bringing Youth Work Practice and Research Together The National Youth Agency (NYA) Launches a new Hub to help youth work practice and research better inform each other. Across the country youth work is engaged in vital services and support across all aspects of young people’s lives, for example in the face of mounting challenges from

NYA Response – A Promise from the Nation to Young People, in Support of Youth Work

A PROMISE FROM THE NATION TO YOUNG PEOPLE, IN SUPPORT OF YOUTH WORK In response to the Government’s announcement of a Youth Charter and review of youth work training, Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “In a national survey carried out for the National Youth Agency 8 in 10 parents backed a call for Government to make a commitment to young people:

Young Londoners Fund – Youth Participation Toolkit

  The GLA and GLA Peer Outreach Workers are looking for London based organisations to be part of the development and creation of the Young Londoners Fund Youth Participation Toolkit. The National Youth Agency have been commissioned to create this toolkit which includes research, consultation and case study collections from organisations who are working with

‘No Time to Waste’ – APPG Report Released

A new cross-party report calls for the Government to act now to secure essential services to keep young people safe and secure, and to transform their lives for the better In the face of mounting challenges from knife crime, mental health and future employment, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs has called for political

A call for case studies for our upcoming commissioning guidance

NYA are providing guidance to local authorities on commissioning youth services, and a part of this is to show that youth services do not need to be commissioned in isolation, but can be integrated within other services to good effect. To help translate the benefits of such an approach it would be great to have

National Youth Agency response to ADCS calls for wider children’s workforce development

The National Youth Agency (NYA), through its Education Training Standards Committee (ETS) is the recognised Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. The NYA welcomes the recent ADCS paper on workforce development across the children and young people’s workforce, and supports its overall ambition and recommendations.[1] The ADCS report acknowledges the importance of early

NYA Youth Work Academy Launches

The NYA Youth Work Academy launched on the 8th March 2019 as a collaborative learning space dedicated to training and development in the youth work sector. The Academy will provide a mixture of accredited training and CPD workshops to offer a calendar of low cost training to NYA Network members aimed at developing either Skilled

Quality youth work is key to preventing crisis for young people – Centrepoint

Many thanks to Centrepoint for this guest piece on youth work and youth homelessness.   At Centrepoint, we see young people at the sharp end of a crisis every day. Family breakdown, struggles with mental health, and problems with gangs and youth violence are all factors too commonly wrapped up with youth homelessness. These struggles

Commissioning Workshops – Training for Local Authority Commissioning Managers

National Youth Agency has been commissioned by the Local Government Association in partnership with the Centre for Youth Impact to run free training for local authority commissioning managers. These workshops will focus on how to commission with and for young people using a refreshed national outcomes framework to improve local youth services and outcomes for

A promise from the nation to the next generation: We must do better by young people

A new national survey of Brits shows that 8 in 10 (79%) believe the next generation should be left better off than the last (and just 2% think they should be worse off). Yet the majority (59%) believe the current generation of young people will be worse off for jobs, housing, health and the environment